(Last Updated on : 23/06/2012)
The Princely State of Mevasa was one of the renowned princely states of India
that was managed and supervised by a native prince under the guidance of the British authorities. The princely state was under the indirect control of the British Empire in India
. The state was scattered over a total area of 24 sq miles and comprised of a total population of 947 in the year 1931. The taluka of Mevasa was situated in the Chotila Thana and the territory consisted of around 6 villages. The state of Mevasa was bounded by both blocks of Sanosra in the southwest and north; by the territory of Sudamda Dhandhalpur in the northeast; by the British district of Ahmedabad
in the east; by the remote blocks of land that belonged to the princely state of Nawanagarh and Bhimora state in the south; and by the state of Chobari in the southwest.
Chotila Thana covered a total area of 224 sq miles and comprised of a total population of 19,690 in the year 1931. The region included around 8 estates and around a total of 118 estateholders. Almost all of the estateholders were Khachar Kathis. Except for the taluka of Ramparda, all other estates in Chotila Thana were situated in a condensed area that was surrounded by the princely state of Wankanar and the princely state of Lakhtar in the north; by the princely state of Sayla
and the estates of Nawanagar and Paliad Thana in the east; by the princely state of Rajkot and the princely state of Nawanagar in the west; and by the territories of Rajkot and Anandpur in the south.
The Princely State of Mevasa was under the administrative control of the Baroda Agency, which was incorporated as a part of the Western India States Agency
. Later the territory was merged with the state of Gujarat
. The state was also a part of the Eastern Kathiawar Agency
and the Chotila Thana as well.
The princely state of Mevasa was claimed by more than one native prince, who were formally addressed as shareholders. There are 14 such estateholders, including bhagdars and talukdars, in the state. The Khachar Kathis were the shareholders the territory. Mevasa state was a non- jurisdictionary native state. The estates of Chotila Thana were all governed by the rule of partition. This led to extreme disintegration and the consequential insolvency and impoverishment of the estateholders. The Princely State of Mevasa paid annual tribute to the princely state of Junagadh
. According to the Attachment Scheme of 1943, the princely state of Mevasa was attached to the princely state of Nawanagar.
After the withdrawal of the British and the Partition of India on 15th August 1947, the state was acceded to the newly independent Union of India
, also known as the Dominion of India. The erstwhile princely state is currently a part of the Indian state of Gujarat